O'Connor Bowl to close just shy of its 65th birthday
O'Connor Bowl, one of the few remaining old school bowling alleys in Toronto, will shut its doors for good this Wednesday. Opened in 1951, the 24-lane complex has played host to countless birthday parties, awkward dates, and a storied history of championship play.
The land on which it sits will soon be developed into a seven story condo with retail at street level. It's a common story, but it's not exactly like heritage status was going to be conferred on this building. Community members voiced their dissatisfaction at a meeting back in April 2013, but the development was ultimately approved, numbering the days at the bowling alley.
There appears to be the a very small window of hope that the developer will help to find a new location for the bowling alley, but at this time the only thing for sure is that your last chance to roll a strike at this nearly 65 year old bowling alley is tonight and tomorrow.
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